Sunday, September 19, 2021

Visy lodges development licence for Laverton expansion

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has received an application for a development licence from Visy Industries Australia Pty Ltd, to expand its glass recycling operation at Laverton.

Visy is proposing to upgrade the glass recycling facility at 46-52 Dohertys Road, Laverton. They currently hold an operating licence for the prescribed activity and operate an existing glass works facility.

The new glass recycling plant is designed to process 40 tonnes of recyclable container glass per hour, replacing the existing plant that can process 24 tonnes per hour. 

The new recycling plant will produce furnace ready recyclable container glass cullet used in the manufacturing of new glass containers.

Visy has also applied for a planning permit through Wyndham City Council for the proposed upgrade.

In a statement earlier this year, Visy said the proposed facility would pave the way for a Victorian container deposit scheme (CDS) sales model that prioritises remanufacturing in Victoria.

The new facility is expected to create 92 jobs during construction and a further six ongoing positions once completed. It will double the centre’s recycling capacity from 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes of glass each year.

It says the additional recycled glass would be made into packaging for Australian food and beverage companies and used in road base material.

Learn more about the application at https://engage.vic.gov.au/epa-works-approvals/visy-industries-australia-pty-ltd

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